- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 1, 2006

William Robert Cleveland, a retired Marine Corps major, died Sept. 20 of cancer at Capitol Hospice in Arlington. He was 53.

Maj. Cleveland was born March 3, 1953, in Lead, S.D. He graduated from Lead High School in 1971 and Western State College in Colorado in 1977. He received a master’s degree in military history from the Army’s School of Advanced Military Science and a master’s degree in information systems management from Capitol College.

He served for 20 years as a Marine Corps officer and a helicopter pilot. During his military career, he was active in Officers’ Christian Fellowship and served on the national advisory board. At the time of his death, he was director of civil information security for Computer Sciences Corp. in the District.

He lived with his family in Manassas. Throughout his lengthy illness, he continued to teach an adult Sunday school class with his wife at Manassas Assembly of God Church. He and his wife were active in the local home-schooling community and served on the board of directors for the Home Organization of Parent Educators. He enjoyed success with home-building projects and working with computers. He found much pleasure in coaching, hiking and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; and four children, Scott, Andrew, Abby and Paul.

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